SWAG Saturday returns: 50 gram Silver bar up for grabs. Q&A about medallion status!

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50g silver bar

Just like real silver, is FO worth less?

Well it’s about time right? I have had a number of readers ask where SWAG Saturday went so I decided to bring it back for the month of February. Today, you have a shot at a very nice weighty 50 gram silver bar .9999 pure. Then in the following weeks we go Gold, Platinum bars (small ones) and even a small real Diamond.

hoou and delta billboard headsets

Who does not like free HOOU coupons?

Oh and even with that we need more. So, you also get a pair of HOOU coupons and a pair of Delta billboard headsets as well. Now you can only comment once per email & IP address on this giveaway. Next Friday night the 12th I will use Random.org to pick a winner.

What I need from you is really simple. Toward the end of the year last year I put up a series of posts about medallion status and if you should go for whatever level (feel free to review links above). Now we are into the 2016 medallion year and working on 2017. So my question is, this week, is SILVER medallion status still worthwhile with Delta. Yes or No is all I need but if you want to comment more you can. Have fun! – René

Tech travel tip: Turn your Windows PC into a Wifi travel hotspot – FREE!

Last week my fellow BA blogger Gary put up a post about this tiny little gadget that you can plug in to your computer and then use it as a hotspot at locations that limit your ability to use more than one device for a connection like a hotel or Gogo. I was “this close” to buying one as I liked the idea of the device, but then there was the issue of yet one … Continue reading

Please don’t EVER click or call for a Delta AMEX card upgrade. I lost out on 10,000 MQMs! A guest post by reader “BOB”

I have warned readers many times about the huge risks of upgrading your Delta AMEX card and expecting either your spend on the previous card to carry over or to get the MQMs, or Medallion Qualifying Miles, promised either by a phone rep or a supervisor. Well, many times things go very wrong as you will see from Bob this week. Take it away Bob! Hi René. Thanks for letting me tell my story as … Continue reading

Rookie Wednesday: If Mom says NO, go ask Dad! Almost anything is possible with Delta.

I always enjoy talking to Delta360 members when I fly. They are a unique select bunch of Delta flyers that spend more with the airline in a year than I may spend in my lifetime. They truly are people Delta loves the most. It is also funny to talk to them about what they don’t like about Delta and the things they do like. Some could care less about SkyMiles while others are really upset … Continue reading

Delta Sky Club Atlanta ATL A concourse near A17 Review by Renés Points

Atlanta F International concourse Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta E concourse Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta A concourse Center Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta A concourse Near A17 Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta B concourse Near B10 Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta B concourse Near B25 Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta C concourse Near C37 Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta D concourse Near D12 Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta D concourse Near D27 Delta Sky … Continue reading

New Diamond 2017 Choice Benefit option & digital HOOU coupons & updated Fly Delta APP.

Delta has fully loaded the 2017 (I have already qualified) Choice Benefits (CB) and nothing has been removed (good) and one new option has been offered for Diamonds that is 2 GU plus RU certs. While it is good to have more choices, to me, the 4 global upgrades are still the best choice and highest value. I have already redeemed my 2017 Platinum CB (yes, Diamonds get BOTH each year a Platinum and Diamond … Continue reading

No, Delta is NOT giving away free tickets and $5,000 cash on Facebook folks! SCAM ALERT!

OK I had another post set for today, since it is after all the first day of the 2016 Medallion year, but had to pop this up as I am starting to get a flood of tweets and emails about it. Apparently there are a few variations of this scam and they are all on Facebook (for now). The blog’s only presence on Facebook is posting the daily feed from the blog. I just don’t … Continue reading

Delta weather ALERT: 1FEB Rocky Mountain & 2/3FEB Midwest (MSP). FREE FLIGHT CHANGES

Delta has issued two weather alerts for us covering the Rocky Mountain area and Midwest for later in the week. Delta meteorologists are really good so if they are offering a free change, you should seriously consider taking them up on it. Here is the one for tomorrow 1FEB16 for the Rocky Mountain area:Aspen, CO (ASE) Casper, WY (CPR) Colorado Springs, CO (COS) Denver, CO (DEN) Grand Junction, CO (GJT) Steamboat Springs, CO (HDN) Vail, … Continue reading

RenésPoints January 2016 NewsLetter – Only 11 months till 2017 (scary right)!

After such a mild December it was interesting seeing the airlines reactions to the mega east coast blizzard event. I am most happy I was not flying those days pre and post (but one reader did share how she got 3 bumps in a row)! I only had two Delta trips in January and one was for a much needed vacation. There was a bunch going on this past month. I locked up my Diamond … Continue reading

FINAL January DELTA reminders. The clock is ticking. ACT NOW or whine about it for a year!

I am really loath to even post this. I am cringing inside and it really pains me even to post this. But, shudder, if you only have a day to, shudder, BUY MQMs from Delta <-LINK at completely ridiculous and beyond “bat crazy” prices that do actually count for last year’s, that is, 2015 medallion status. But should you do this? Considering your MQM balance & strategies to consider Should I go for Delta Diamond … Continue reading

How you can support the RenésPoints blog and understanding how the blog works!

I get so many questions each day either via e-mail or twitter regarding do I have a link for this or that and I want you all to know how much I truly appreciate your reaching out to me in this way. So many folks just do what is quickest rather than taking the extra step to support the blog. So, again, thank you for taking the time. But questions like these mean I need … Continue reading

My Delta Diamond Medallion 2016 credentials have arrived. New digital HOOU coupons!

What a huge change from last year when I think it was sometime in MAY when I, at long last, got my elite goodies from Delta. BTW before we go too much farther, Silvers, you don’t get one anymore. You can print what you need on Delta.com. And yes, I know, there are many reports of folks earning Gold or some other level toward the end of last year and they did not get new … Continue reading

Why Delta will / should honor the amazing 250 SkyMile 1st class tickets + award you points!

Last night I blogged about the amazing deal on Delta.com if you happened to have a Delta AMEX card and could use the PWM or Pay With Miles perk from holding the credit card. I have had a bunch of questions from readers as to if Delta will honor the offer. I feel Delta will and here is why. First off the wording on Delta.com is very clear as you can see from the screen … Continue reading

Smok’in Delta deal. Pay With Miles in 1st class earning MQMs for just 250 SkyMiles

UPDATE: THIS OFFER HAS EXPIRED With a HUGE HT to a reader and Dan’s Deals you can book some stunning PWM or Pay With Miles flights if you have a Delta AMEX card. For as little as 250 SkyMiles you can fly 1st class. You will earn ZERO SkyMiles but you will (or should anyway) earn MQMs with PWM (but in past tests you earned both as well as Crossover Rewards and even SkyBonus points … Continue reading

So is that really a HUGE DOG in the Delta exit row (window seat)? Maybe yes, maybe not!

The other day on twitter Nick Weathers put up this photo “supposedly” showing a rather LARGE dog on a Delta flight. In the seat. In the exit row. Err, say what? Now you bet ya this photo has started to go viral and got Delta CORPs attention. And if you happen to read some of the replies by folks on twitter you will enjoy a giggle or two about dog vs human in the exit … Continue reading